The energetic couple, Vijayan and Mohana, visited 25 nations within the final 15 years or so, together with Russia two months again amidst pandemic fears
A tea vendor from Kerala, 71-year-old Vijayan, who made information for travelling throughout the globe together with his spouse, died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Kochi on Friday (November 19).
The energetic couple, Vijayan and Mohana, had visited 25 nations within the final 15 years or so, together with Russia two months again amidst pandemic fears. In reality, their plan for Russia was made in 2019, a lot earlier than the pandemic started. In Vijayan’s personal phrases, “Visits to nations like Russia and Japan would inform us extra about these how these as soon as superpowers seem now.”
Vijayan stated in an interview a while again that he married Mohana at a really younger age and again then didn’t get an opportunity to go wherever for pleasure. So, in his 60s he needed the 2 to discover the world. Although the 2 realised their dream of globe-trotting very late, their zeal for exploring totally different lands, figuring out about diversified cultures and experiencing totally different cuisines regardless of advancing age and restricted earnings made them stand out within the crowd.
The couple’s every go to overseas has been extensively reported in media up to now. Patrons visiting 50-year-old Balaji Tea Store in Gandhinagar, Ernakulam, would know Vijayan and Mohana have left for a international land in the event that they noticed the store closed with a board declaring their vacation spot of go to.
Their ardour for journey quickly acquired worldwide recognition and at occasions obtained funding from celebrities and customary individuals as properly.
Vijayan and Mohana’s lengthy distance journey started with a go to to the Himalayas in 1988. Since then they’ve been very vocal about their experiences of visiting distant locations, which kindled individuals’s curiosity of their journeys.
In 2015, once they expressed their need to go to the USA, their ‘dream vacation spot’, celebrities like Anupam Kher contributed and helped them elevate Rs 3 lakh.
In 2019, industrialist Anand Mahindra gave funds for his or her go to to Australia.
Not that the 2 have been depending on others to fund their visits to faraway land. They might work alone at their teashop, saving cash and keeping apart Rs 300 each day to satisfy the travelling bills. If nothing else labored, they might take loans and duly repay by working tougher on return.
Hari M Mohanan made a documentary titled ‘Invisible Wings’ portraying the couple’s love for journey.
Vijayan was a contented go fortunate man, who believed in dwelling within the current. Most of those journey plans have been made on a really brief discover. “Regardless of when and the place we wish to go, there are two tickets for us obtainable on a regular basis,” Vijayan as soon as stated.
On this final journey although, Vijayan left alone leaving his journey associate Mohana and several other different followers to mourn his loss.